Two Tone Totes

Can't get these bags off my mind. I'm thinking one of these will make the Christmas wish list.

Time's Arrow

See by Chloe 

Kate Spade

Clare Vivier 
GiGi New York 

Michael Kors 

Reed Krakoff

One can only dream...


Beaucoup D'Amour, 

One Dress, Three Ways

The Max Dress by Troubadour is definitely my favorite piece for Fall.  I adore the big black checks and the versatility of this dress.  The material is a little bit thicker so it can be worn alone or as a jacket. I'm sharing three different ways I styled my Max...  

These Rag & Bone booties were one of my amazing TJ Maxx finds.  Sometimes I just luck out. If you don't own a pair of R&B booties yet, get on it. By far my favorite booties for Fall.  So comfortable and they go with everything from dresses to jeans. Totally worth the investment.

You have seen my carrying my Clare Vivier Sandrine bag a lot lately.  It's my go to bag for Fall.  Clare V. knows her bags and does them so well.    

Le Specs sunnies are just too fun and on point as far as the price.  Under $70.  Snatch a pair up.  The House of Harlow Sunburst Earrings are another staple and only $30 bucks.  I wear them with anything black.

Fall in Charleston makes me giddy. Love my hood so much.

So this hairstyle is super easy.  Tease the top of your hair, throw it in a low pony and curl the ends.  Leave two sections around your face out of the pony, twist them back, criss cross them over the top of your pony and secure with bobbi pins.  I left a big piece out around my face, curled it and tucked it behind my ear. 

 Two of my favorite Troubadour pieces right here-My Jabow Blouse and My Max Dress as a Jacket. The Troubadour showroom is here in Charleston and it is gorgeous.  You can find the full collection HERE and select pieces online at Neiman Marcus.  

The J.Crew Pixie Pants are a must have-plus you can get them 25% off right now with promo code TGIFALL.  The perfect stretchy pencil pant that seriously feels like you are wearing yoga pants.  I'm obsessed.

Crazy that I found these Joe's Jeans Pointy Toe Pumps at Marshall's.  When I find a heel that's cute and not too high, I'm sold!

This classic shirtdress was a Billy Reid clearance find.  It's wool and long sleeved.  I'm wearing it currently with my Franco Sarto D'orsay Flats and my Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Bag-both also fab finds from TJ Maxx.  I plan on wearing this dress into the winter with tights, boots and a big chunky scarf.  

photos by Gina Cordoba

Beaucoup D'Amour, 

Savvy Shopping

I rarely pay the full retail price for anything I buy.  I think growing up with a mother who owned retail shops taught me a lot about markup and to never pay full retail price.  There are always ways, especially with online shopping. Whether you sign up to receive emails and receive a discount for your first purchase, shop the sale selection, or use a promo code, everyone can be a savvy shopper on the web.  Currently it seems the sales are everywhere you look online.  Sharing a few of my faves... 

Ann Taylor-Take 40% two full price items or 50% 3 or more full price items plus free shipping (1 day only. code: SURPRISE).

Baublebar-Take 20% your entire purchase (code: RACKED)

Banana Republic-Take 30% your entire purchase (code:BRSAVE)

Diane Von Furstenberg-Take 20% off select styles including this jumpsuit

J.Crew-Take 25% off all full priced items plus an extra 35% off sale items (code: TGIFALL)

Kate Spade-Take 30% off site wide (code: F14FFUS)

Loeffler Randall-Take 20% off your entire purchase (code:IMAFRIEND)

Madewell-Take an extra 30% off all Sale items (code:PICKMEUP)

Neiman Marcus- take an extra 20% off sale items-today only

Piperlime- take 25% off your purchase if you share sale with 5 friends or 20% off your entire purchase with code: ACTFAST

Rebecca Taylor-Take 25% off your entire purchase (code:RTFRIENDS14)

Beaucoup D'Amour, 

Lip Service

This is my winning lip combo lately..a little bit of Beautycounter Peppermint Balm followed by either Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Tulip or Berry.  

 I go with the Berry for a little bit more color...

And the Tulip for a more natural pink lip...

This is my first time using Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments and let me just tell you, I'm obsessed! They hydrate, nourish, protect and plump the lips while using real sugar, essential oils, fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E.  There are no parabens, sulfates or phthalates in them and they are an Allure Best of Beauty winner. I am loving this handy chart I found via Pinterest that gives you a better idea of how the colors look on light, medium and dark skin tones.  Plus, if you spend $25 at Sephora right now and enter code FRESHLIPS at checkout, you will receive 1 of 2 free mini lip treatments from Sugar! 

I'm also in love with my Beautycounter Lip Conditioner Peppermint Balm.  I put it on morning, night and throughout the day alone or under my lipstick. It contains avocado oil, shea butter and jojoba seed oil-all have intrinsically regenerative properties.  There's a slight tingle from the peppermint and rosemary leaf oil.  It's completely safe with no parabens, fragrance or petroleum.  

Beaucoup D'Amour, 

GiGi New York

It's GiGi New York Friends and Family Sale Time which means 25% OFF your purchase! Use coupon code WEAREFAMILY at checkout.  I have been waiting for this for a long time..which means I can finally order this beauty.

The Olivia Shopper is just classic.  I love it.  The straps are the perfect length to be worn slung over your arm or your shoulder plus you have the long strap so you can wear it cross body.  

I adore this bag!  Here are some of my other favorites from Gigi New York.

all images above are via Pinterest
The All in One bag is the what made GiGi New York so popular plus their monogramming (you know we southerners love our monograms) and that was my first and favorite bag from GiGi New York.

Beaucoup D'Amour,